Schalmont senior finalist for High School Heisman
ROTTERDAM — Schalmont High School senior Alexandra Cardinal is one of 20 fi nalists for New York’s Wendy’s High School Heisman.
Cardinal was selected from 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, including 1,241 from New York, for the honor that recognizes outstanding achievements in athletics, academics and community/ school leadership.
On Monday, one male and one female from each state will be named state winners. Of the state winners, 12 will be chosen as national fi nalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on Dec. 7. The winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on Dec. 8 on ESPN. S-G Drama Club to present mystery
SCOTIA — The Scotia-Glenwill perform the murder mystery “A Haunting We Will Go” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.
Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults. District senior citizens can get in free with a pass available at the school district offi ce. Nanocollege plans to host job fair
ALBANY — The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany will hold a Nano Job Fair from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the college’s Albany NanoTech Complex at 257 Fuller Road.
Candidates will have a chance to learn about and apply for more than 300 current and future technical, engineering and infrastructure support positions. Ballston Spa teacher honored
BALLSTON SPA — Ballston Spa Central School District teacher Beth Page was recently awarded the Cindi Zagorski Memorial Award at the Northeastern Region PTA Presidents and Principals Dinner.
Page is a fifth-grade teacher at Milton Terrace North Elementary School. The award was established in memory of the late Cindi Zagorski, a teacher in the Mechanicville Central School District and a leader in the Northeastern Region PTA. Teachers are selected based on an application and recommendations.
Page won the honor because of her passion to strengthen the communication and connection between the school and the home, according to the Northeastern Region PTA. She has shown great care and compassion for her students in her years in Ballston Spa and beyond, the release said. ‘Pressure house’ to be used in training
TROY — Hudson Valley Community College has opened a “pressure house” training facility used to train people for careers in weatherization and energy efficiency industries.
The new training lab is located on the grounds of the former Hy Rosenblum Administration Center at HVCC. It will train workers for New York’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which is administered by Homes and Community Renewal as well as students from Hudson Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Institute.
The building looks like a typical suburban home from the outside, but drafts and other air leaks can be simulated throughout the house through the use of dampers, according to a news release.
The U.S. Department of Labor says that about 15,000 new jobs will be created for weatherization installers in the next decade. Students going to leadership event
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nine students from F. Donald Myers Education Center will participate in the SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference in Syracuse this month.
The three-day event, from Sunday to Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, trains the next set of student leaders for SkillsUSA, a national nonprofi t organization that is devoted to rewarding students for excellence in their career training.
The students from the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES were selected by their teachers. They are: Brandon Beaupre of Hadley-Luzerne, studying criminal justice; Amanda Harrington of South Glens Falls, cosmetology; Tyler LaHart of Saratoga Springs, heating, ventilation, air conditioning; Mackenzie Lesson of Mechanicville, health occupations; Noel Peceu of South Glens Falls, early childhood education, also SkillsUSA Area 3 vice president for the 2012-13 school year; Tristen Scheidecker of South Glens Falls, criminal justice; Alyssa Snyder of Saratoga Springs, automotive technology; Erin Todd of Galway, graphic and visual communications ; and Nicholas Valente of Galway, culinary arts. Maria College adds instructor
ALBANY — Stephanie M. Hutchins was recently named an instructor in anatomy/physiology and human biology at Maria College.
Hutchins is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Hudson Valley Community College and previously taught at Schenectady County Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College and Mildred Elley. She also has held positions at the Albany/Greater Capital Region Chapter of eWomenNEtwork, the Research Foundation of SUNY at the University at Albany and Parsons Child and Family Center.
Hutchins earned a doctorate in human services from Capella University and both master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Excelsior College. Got a news tip? Call The Gazette Newspapers’ Schenectady main office at 395-3140. Contact The Gazette Newspapers’ Ballston Spa bureau by calling 885-6705. Story ideas and other items can be faxed to 885-5911.